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Virginia Tech class ring to honor fallen alumna who died during Navy training exercise

Sarah Mitchell died in 2018 during Navy training in Red Sea

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech is going big to honor an alumna who died.

Sarah Mitchell, a 2017 graduate of Virginia Tech and the Corps of Cadets, died in July 2018 during a Navy training exercise in the Red Sea. She was 23.

Mitchell will be featured on the Virginia Tech Class of 2021 ring.

Virginia Tech revealed the design this week. A section of the ring memorializes Mitchell, complete with "S.M." engraved on the side.